The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and the Cavalier Players announce the opening show of its 2021-2022 season – Little Shop of Horrors. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for more than 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin”) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 and 2:00 p.m. on October 17 and 24 in the Stephen W. Slaughter Theatre in Building C on the BPCC campus, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA.
Dean of Communication and Performing Arts, Dr. Ray Scott Crawford, directs the Cavalier Player’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. A meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origin and intent towards global domination!
In addition to Crawford providing production and musical direction for this performance, Laura Beeman Nugent is the choreographer, David White is the scenic and lighting designer, Rona Leber is the costume designer, Jim Boyter is the props master, and Zachary Tyler is the music assistant. John Goss will stage manage the production with assistance from Micayla Policastro.
The cast includes Sarah Johnson as Chiffon, Candice Lott as Crystal, Sheiliviyette Jewitt as Ronnette, Chloe’ Johnson as Taffeta, Myeleke Saimon at Mushnik, Faith Hinds as Audrey, Cason Smith as Seymour, Josue Escobar as Orin, Audrey II Puppeteer is Shelby Bungard, Voice of Audrey II is David White. Additional cast members include John Stewart, Cyrill Rooker, James Upton, Sarah Foster, Alissa Smith, and Sam Copeland.
Season ticket memberships, which include two tickets to all four BPCC mainstage shows, are also available through the run of this show. Seating is automatically socially distanced upon making a reservation and masks are required for all visitors on the BPCC campus.